BETHESDA, Md. (WUSA9) -- A
cold rain didn't stop demonstrators from gathering outside the gates of the National Institutes of Health on Monday. The group was protesting the lack of research funding for childhood cancer.
"I am beyond upset, because it's not fair," said Kelly Wing of Leesburg, Virginia. "And I don't want to bury my child and I don't want to know what it's like to lose a child. I don't want to know what it's like to hear the diagnosis that my child has cancer."
Wing knows cancer is an equal opportunity killer, which takes the lives of more children every year than any other disease.
"It's crushing news," said Ted Veazey of Ashburn, Virginia.
"Your whole world's turned upside down," said his wife, Kristin Veazey.